Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast
Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast
Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast
Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast
Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast
Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast
Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam - Central Coast Highlights Bicycle Tour

from US$1,865

Get on a bike and explore the beauty of North and Central Vietnam from cities to countryside. The journey starts in Hanoi, the 1000 year old capital of Vietnam, then continues in Mai Chau and Ninh Binh, where the mountains and the rice fields form splendid trekking and cycling routes. ... Read More

  • Reviews
  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Supported Road Cycling Level 3
  • Availability
    Guided tour for any departure dates, any group size from minimum 2, available year-round
  • Duration
    7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Distance
    45 km/day cycling

Day 1 : Hanoi arrival (20 km cycling)

Upon your arrival in French colonial Hanoi, your guide will welcome you at the airport and then transfer to your hotel for check in. Your hotel room is available from 13.30 on. After your settlement into hotel room, we begin our bike fitting and logistics talk before heading out for a ride through the Old Quarter Districts for adjusting and testing your bike. Back to the hotel and free at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a nice local restaurant where we will begin our exploration of the culinary delicacies of Vietnam, have our trip orientation and talk a bit how to bike in Vietnam. (D)

Quoc Hoa Hotel Hanoi


Hoan Kiem District- Ha Noi

Quoc Hoa Hotel Hanoi

With 46 spacious luxurious guest rooms, fully renovated with boutique style and up to date furniture and fixtures, Wooden &smooth carpet floor, all rooms have open air windows, Suite room& Family rooms have large balconies. Hotel has a bar on the ground floor, large restaurant and the Gym on the 9th floor. Right in the heart of Hanoi, it is splendidly located on one of the renowned 36 ancient streets, within walking distance to all the main attractions such as restaurants, bars, shopping & business centers, sight- seeing venues & entertainment. The hotel offers the best convenience to explore the beauty of boutique Hanoi. 3 minute walk to the Dong Xuan night market and Hoan Kiem Lake, 10 minutes by car to famous spots such as the Hochiminh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the West lake, the Tran Quoc Pagoda. Enjoy the most comfortable atmosphere and an ambience of elegance. We bring you home away from home through the honesty, hospitality and professional in service. Whether you’re a tourist or here on business, Quoc Hoa Hotel is a truly great place to stay

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

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Day 2 : Hanoi - Ninh Binh (45 km cycling)

This morning, head to biking point by a private car for a ride to Ninh Binh – known as “Halong Bay on land” with some quintessentially Vietnamese limestone scenery, the road distance is about 65km - 1.5 hour driving. Upon arrival at the starting point, hop on your bike and pedal pass paddy fields, local farms and local villages. The ride will take you to Ninh Binh on the peaceful village paths along the river. After enjoying picnic lunch, you will be transferred to Van Long Nature Reserve, boarding a rowing boat for about 1 hour and a half through the rice fields and spectacular scenery of rocky peaks, canals. Transfer to the hotel late in the afternoon for check-in. Then is your free time to relaxing and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the hotel. Dinner on your own. (B,L)

Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort Spa


Ninh Binh

Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort Spa

Ninh Binh - Vietnam’s ancient royal capital, with most of its buildings credited to King Le Dai Hanh of the tenth century dynasty - is now home to Emeralda Ninh Binh. The resort sits on the edge of the Van Long Nature Reserve - a primeval tropical forest. Managed by Emeralda Management Group (EMG) since 2011, Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh is located on the edge of Van Long Natural Reserve, Ninh Binh province where as mentioned earlier can be reached approximately 90 minutes leisure drive from Hanoi. Styled with traditional Vietnamese elements in architecture and furnishings, wedded to cutting edge enhancements and guest comforts, Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh incorporates the environmental commitment evident throughout the resort. Natural materials used for construction and finishes, with local produce and ingredients combined to create memorable dining experiences. With a total of 172 guest rooms divided into 9 clusters, 3 superb restaurants and bar, Spa La Cochinchine, mini golf course and 2 conference halls. Wake up to a mountainous scene from a Tonkin decorated Emeralda superior room, featuring complimentary high-speed internet access and well equipped bathrooms. Make yourself comfortable in an Emeralda deluxe room or Emeralda duplex family room, offering a true sense of Vietnam, comprising spacious bathrooms with garden view and an outdoor shower, a natural private terrace allows you to relax in a comfortable lounge chair with a good book or a calming cup of tea.

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

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Day 3 : Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay (15 km cycling)

Leave Ninh Binh this morning and head to the infamous Halong Bay - a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site with its 3,000 islands of towering limestone dotting the bay and Gulf of Tonkin. Transfer about 140km by private vehicle to avoid the busy traffic road to Thuy Nguyen, then cycling along the back roads of the Thuy Nguyen, Quang Yen towards Bieu Nghi, where we will get on the bus again and travel to Halong. After arriving at noon, board a traditional junk. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch and the view of Southeast Asia’s premier tourist destinations as we head for the further exploration of the Bay. Dinner and overnight on boat. (B,L,D)

Aphrodite Cruise Junk


Ha Long Bay

Aphrodite Cruise Junk

Aphrodite Cruises includes two cruisers and each has 17 cabins with the same design and decor. Launched in 2011, the cruisers are in good condition. Guest house, all furniture and room accessories (glasses, cups, bowls, blankets, pillows…) are new and in good quality. The cruise has special décor with gentle patterns and open-aired spaces. Aphrodite Cruises also provides good services with friendly, enthusiastic staff and authentic dishes. You can choose to have your meals served indoors or on sundeck. Free kayaking is a plus. At night, Aphrodite rests at a more quiet area in the bay. If you are going on honeymoon or anniversary, you will receive cake for dinner and honeymoon room decor. Safety on board Boat is equipped with life vests, emergency hammer, and fire extinguishers. Our Local Expert point of view: This cruiser has a charming decor with quality beds, large bathrooms and well – equipped cabins. Friendly staff and great service make all the difference to guest’s stay.

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

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Day 4 : Halong – Hanoi – Hue (40 km cycling)

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the aquamarine waters of the bay at its best. After breakfast and an early swim (if weather permits), we continue cruising to visit an isolated area of the bay. Meet up with the junk again for brunch while cruising back to the harbor. Disembark and head back to Hanoi. On the way back, we will be cycling to national Heritage Site Con Son - Kiep Bac. Con Son, home of Nguyen Trai - a famous Vietnamese poet, writer and general under first Le dynasty. Pay a visit to Con Son pagoda complex and climbing up 600 step climbs to reach a temple honoring Nguyen Trai. Otherwise, we can take the loop walk past a spring, heading up through pine forests, and return down the steps. Continue by bike on the tranquil village road to Kiep Bac - another historical and religious sites, which is dedicated for Tran Hung Dao - an outstanding general, defeating 500,000 Mongol invaders in the late 1280s with his armies.
Drive back to Hanoi Airport for an evening flight to Hue City, a former capital of Vietnam and also known as a UNESCO Heritage Site of Centre Vietnam. Welcome by local guide on arrival and transferred to your hotel for check in. Dinner at hotel restaurant. (B,L,D). This flight is supplemental, see rates.

Moonlight Hotel Hue


tp. Huế

Moonlight Hotel Hue

Moonlight Hotel Hue is a new luxury brand hotel in Hue City, was opened from 15 April 2013. Within walking distance to Huong River and in the heart of Hue Downtown, the location of The Moonlight Hotel Hue could not be more central or ideal for those wanting experience the popular attractions of Hue. The Moonlight Hotel offers 90 luxury rooms and suites. Accommodation rooms sizes range from an exceptional 28m2 to luxurious 100m2 with modern design. The Hotel features 20 Superior, 66 Deluxe (city view and river view) and 4 Suites. All guest rooms and suites feature a king-sized/queen-sized bedroom, an executive work area and spacious bathroom with city/river view. Each room is decorated with handcrafted furniture, wooden floor, the finest fabrics and also provides skyline/river view from a private balcony.

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

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Day 5 : Hue (42 km cycling/ 5% slope to Vong Canh Hill)

This morning, we will take a surprisingly interesting tour through the simple but full of exotic cultures – Hue, former Royal Capital. The city represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world. After breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel, a short briefing will be given. The tour starts by cycling to Imperial Citadel. Following a visit in the Citadel, we pedal towards Phu Mong village. This village was the Mandarin's with ancient and charming architecture. After that, you will continue the ride in the shady and cool atmosphere towards an ancient garden house called Xuan Vien Tieu Cung. Here, you are welcomed by old lady who reflects the spirit of the house with her simple beauty, just like that of the Hue women in ancient times. With a cup of green tea, fresh fruits from the garden and stories that are full of humor, clients will feel an invisible thread pulling them back from leaving the house and continuing on their bike journey to Thien Mu pagoda. At the noon time, pamper yourself with tasty culinary art of Hue for lunch in another typical garden house of Hue architecture - Tha Om, which was built according to precise rules of geomancy and experience the serene and pleasant feelings it might bring you. Following lunch, gear up your pedal and we will bring you to the quiet and superb landscape of Hue in Thuy Bieu Village: rice field, fruit tree and vegetable gardens, communal house, primary school and a valley of cemetery. Along the cycling route, visit a homemade incense production household and discover the life of the farmers while they are working strenuously with joys and enthusiasm. From Thuy Bieu, keep up your ride till arriving at Tu Duc tomb - one of the most beautiful imperial tombs in Hue. Constructed from 1864-1867 and created 16 years before his death, the “tomb” served as a recreational area for the king. It is also an opportunity to learn about the history of the Nguyen dynasty and the French colonial invasion. Moving on bike to the Vong Canh Hill to admire the seductive scene of the marvelous and elaborate modifications of Perfume River water colors upon nuisances of sunlight and sky, and capture a sunset view. Pedal to the pier and fill up your impression of Hue city by sunset mocktail in a traditional boat. As a reward after a long day cycling, enjoy a foot massage set up on board. Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own. (B,L)

Moonlight Hotel Hue


tp. Huế

Moonlight Hotel Hue

Moonlight Hotel Hue is a new luxury brand hotel in Hue City, was opened from 15 April 2013. Within walking distance to Huong River and in the heart of Hue Downtown, the location of The Moonlight Hotel Hue could not be more central or ideal for those wanting experience the popular attractions of Hue. The Moonlight Hotel offers 90 luxury rooms and suites. Accommodation rooms sizes range from an exceptional 28m2 to luxurious 100m2 with modern design. The Hotel features 20 Superior, 66 Deluxe (city view and river view) and 4 Suites. All guest rooms and suites feature a king-sized/queen-sized bedroom, an executive work area and spacious bathroom with city/river view. Each room is decorated with handcrafted furniture, wooden floor, the finest fabrics and also provides skyline/river view from a private balcony.

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

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Day 6 : Hue – Danang – Hoi An (60 km cycling)

We start cycling from the hotel along the village road (14 km) from Ngoc Anh to the village of Vinh Ve for Chuon lagoon part of the famous Tam Giang Lagoon. The sight of the old village attracts visitors with the beauty of traditional architecture and the old pavilions sophisticated patterns in family temples full of lovely carvings of dragons. Rural paths and the river take visitors through golden paddy fields, which extend to the Chuon lagoon. Take a break at the local coffee shop and enjoy the picturesque view and continues heading to Tu Hien beach, the road distant about 45 km, passing by large roads and then creeping through village paths, the landscapes on the roadside were so peaceful and atmospheric and the air was so fresh that we could take a deep breath. The end of the route is the beautiful Tu Hien Beach, where we can take a wonderful swim and relax on the beach with white sand smooth beach and crystal clear water (if weather permits).We will have lunch with fresh seafood. Then, depart by car for Danang via the scenic Hai Van Pass, where we will enjoy the spectacular panorama of the central coastline from the summit. Arrival in Hoi An late in the afternoon. Check in at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D) Note: The program on this day is subject to change depending on weather condition.

Vinh Hung Emerald Resort


tp. Hội An

Vinh Hung Emerald Resort

Set in the tranquil district of An Hoi, Vinh Hung Emerald Resort is located on the banks of the romantic Thu Bon River and within 10-minute walking distance to the ancient town of Hoi An. The resort offers 52 well-appointed rooms with free wireless Internet access. All rooms are elegantly designed to maximize their views over the garden, the swimming pool and the river. The facilities include an internet corner, a spa & fitness center, a library and a swimming pool that will make your stay comfortable and convenient and meet all the needs of business and leisure travellers.

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

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Day 7 : Surrounding Hoi An and Hoi An town (40-50 km cycling)

After breakfast, we set out a biking for exploring Hoi An Town today, we start cycle from hotel and follow small paths that link small villages, come across multiple rice fields, shrimp ponds and coconut palm loose down reflecting blue canal to Old Town. Crept the bicycle into tiny alley where only a person can go through, exploring the culture and lifestyle of Hoi An people that no tourist knows. Continue the trip on the bike ahead to small village where surrounded by areca trees straight to sky, we’ve got a break here and trying some delicious grilled seafood, coconut rice paper at the warm welcome local hostess’s house in the middle of green nypa fruticans. Take a ride through lush sedge fields to sedge mat weaving village – Dong Binh. From there, the local ferry will take us return to Ancient town, continuous biking to Tra Que Village - the charming little village that famous for many kinds of vegetables, through the rippling fields is silhouetted under the coconut trees swaying gently in the wind that lead us to the village. Visiting a local host in Tra Que with private space, relax by foot massage and enjoy a lovely local meal. Once we return to the city after lunch in Tra Que, taking some rest at the hotel before sightseeing at the old town of Hoi An, enjoy cocktail beside the romantic canal, feeling lightheaded about interesting experience of the day. Then back to the hotel to relaxing and free time at your leisure. Dinner on your own. (B,L)

Vinh Hung Emerald Resort


tp. Hội An

Vinh Hung Emerald Resort

Set in the tranquil district of An Hoi, Vinh Hung Emerald Resort is located on the banks of the romantic Thu Bon River and within 10-minute walking distance to the ancient town of Hoi An. The resort offers 52 well-appointed rooms with free wireless Internet access. All rooms are elegantly designed to maximize their views over the garden, the swimming pool and the river. The facilities include an internet corner, a spa & fitness center, a library and a swimming pool that will make your stay comfortable and convenient and meet all the needs of business and leisure travellers.

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

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Day 8 : Hoi An – Danang Departure (45 km cycling)

This morning, cycle to westward toward the foothills of the mountain spine of Indochina. From here we’ll hike into the sacred valley of Vietnam’s most spectacular historic and religious site. Dating back to the fourth century, My Son was the holiest site of the Champa kingdom where over a period of 900 years, 68 significant Hindu temples, most dedicated to Shiva, were built. The towers are built of a combination of perfectly fitted, mortarless, fired brick and elaborately carved sandstone bas-relief panels. Only 25 survived the centuries of pillaging by Chinese and Khmer invaders as well as U.S. bombings. Return to Hoi An for lunch. Remainder of the afternoon free until be transferred to Da Nang Airport (30 km – 45 minutes driving) for your flight to next destination or your home country. Room is at your disposal until noon time. End of service. (B,L)

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

Vietnam cycling tours from Hanoi to Central Coast

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

• Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability).
• Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
• All local boat rental and bicycle rentals as mentioned in the program.
• Cruise in Ha Long Bay on private junk.
• Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C.
* All transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
• Local English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
• All tips for bellboys, drivers, mechanics, vendors, boat rowers
• Unlimited snacks, mineral waters and soft drinks throughout the cycling days
• Support vehicle during cycling days.
• Mechanic for a group size of 3 persons plus

Lodging

 
3/4 Star Superior Hotels
4/5 Star First Class Hotels
Notes
HanoiQuoc Hoa Hotel (Dlx) Silk Path Hanoi superior categories
Ninh BinhEmeralda Ninh Binh Resort & Spa Emeralda Deluxe Category same hotel, upgraded rooms
Ha Long Aphrodite Cruise Lux Balcony CabinSame room only option, same cabin
Hue Moonlight Hue Dlx**** Pilgrimage ***** Dlx 4 or 5 stars
Hoi An Vinh Hung Resort Boutique Hoi An Resort3 or 4 stars

All rooms are subject to availability and rates change with seasons; note price options in the Rate tab.
Vietnam - Central Coast Highlights Superior Hotels:(rates per person based on double occupancy)
 
Low Season: April-Sept
High Season: Oct-Dec
Notes
2 persons traveling$2465USD$2473USD3/4 star hotels
4 persons traveling$2479USD $2487USD3/4 star hotels
6 persons traveling$2057USD $2065USD3/4 star hotels
8 persons traveling $1865USD $1873USD3/4 star hotels
Single Supplement $TBDUSDsame xxx

Vietnam - Central Coast Highlights First Class Hotels:(rates per person based on double occupancy)
 
Low Season: Apr-Sept
High Season: Oct-Dec
Notes
2 persons traveling$2712USD$2712USD4 star hotels
4 persons traveling$2726USD $2726USD4 star hotels
6 persons traveling$2310USD $2310USD4 star hotels
8 persons traveling $2117USD $2117USD4 star hotels
Single Supplement $TBDUSD same xxx


*Single supplement is based on more than 2 travelers, for solo travelers please inquire for solo supplement
Internal Flights:Estimated at $117 Hanoi-Hui; subject to change; not included above.
Visa Services available in advance for small fee over visa costs - for expedited arrival.
BIKE RENTALS: Included; see the Bikes & Gear tab for details

Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Short and longer riding options available
- Culture & sites that date back to the Fourth Century
- tiny villages connected by dirt paths and country roads
- Local experiences around culture, food, day to day living>br>
Need to Know:
- Moderate level cycling is on paved surface
- All rides are supported by a local specialist to help navigate and show highlights
- Internal flights not included, but airport transfers are included in comfortable air-conditioned cars
- this trip is supported/guided, but functions like a self guided trip from minimum 2 persons any date
- rates decrease with more participants.
 
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
This trip is 'supported'; our guide is there for navigation, transportation, luggage handling and showing the site; usually by support vehicle; also cycling. Contact us for questions. 

Average rides: from min 20 to max 60km the rides are around 45km per day. (26miles) Note: some cycling routes pass through busy city streets with traffic and is unavoidable; you guides will accompany.

Level: Moderate-Fit Level 2+ to 3
 
Dates: All year long, any dates possible. You can go any date subject to hotel availability. We can also organize custom trips for any private group; please inquire
 

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  • Local Coordinator

    One of our local Vietnamese guides will accompany all rides and help with transfers throughout this trip. Kien is just one of our locals who may take your trip:
    "Xin Chao", my name is Kien. I have been guiding tourists in Vietnam since 2005 even though I started my career as an English teacher. Guiding job has offered me a lot of opportunities to meet different people and to broaden my mind. I love my country, especially her spectacular nature and rich cultural features." 

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    This tour is new in 2016 - be among the first to go - ask about our incentives!
    Bike rental Options: : Giant Any Road 2 and Trek Hybrid 7.3fx are available in combination, or the Trek 4300 mountain bike to cover all types of terrain.
    In Vietnam you have some choices of bikes and, due to the flight and change of location to Hue and Central Coast area, you will change bikes. In Hanoi/Halong you have a choice of road bike with drop bars and skinny tires or a mountain bike. In Hue/Danang/Hoi An you have a choice of hybrid or mountain bike. We recommend the road bike in the first part of the trip and the hybrid in the second part of the trip, but you should choose what makes you most comfortable. The mountain bikes offer fat tires that do well on all surfaces and city riding but are heavier and require more effort to cover distance. Note: all terrain is mostly flat except day 5 there is a 5% grade hill.

    Bikes are equipped with at least 1 bottle cage and bottle, come with helmet, and flat pedals. You may bring your own clipless pedals and we will install/remove for you. Flat tire tools and materials are also provided for each rider. Your support vehicle/guide will carry spares and other material so you don't need to carry anything else.

    See bike specs for each model here.
    Rental rate: Included



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